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I feel old!

Post by Cracker Larry » Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:16 am

Yep, the time has finally come. I filed for Social Security benefits today, after 30 years of paying into the system. Time to get some of it back and slow down a little bit, while they still have some money. Never figured I'd live this long :D


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Re: I feel old!

Post by Benny Howard » Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:32 am

Look at the bright side Larry, your supposed to be wiser now too. When I started drawing it they wouldn't let me make as much money so I couldn't work as much. Had more time to build a boat, I feel wiser for that, so maybe it does work out for the good.

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Re: I feel old!

Post by Cracker Larry » Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:57 am

I figure that $1,500 extra a month for the rest of my life can't be anything but good, Benny :D It's been a long time coming.
Going to keep right on doing what I'm doing as long as I can go though.
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Re: I feel old!

Post by terrulian » Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:57 pm

I been collecting those checks for awhile now. It's amazing!! Money for nothing and your chicks for free! Just like the Dire Straits song. I'm sure Mrs. Johnson thinks she pays quite a high price for being free to me but that's her concern.
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Re: I feel old!

Post by peter-curacao » Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:08 pm

Cracker Larry wrote:I figure that $1,500 extra a month for the rest of my life can't be anything but good, Benny :D It's been a long time coming.
Going to keep right on doing what I'm doing as long as I can go though.
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Re: I feel old!

Post by gonandkarl » Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:36 am

Dont worry Larry,
I feel old too since I am retired for the last 3 years and problematic is that one thinks now I have at last the time to build a boat.
And the fact is one cant get it finished because every detail brings up another delay to think about it and be it only that the daylight is not good enough anymore whilst sewing the sail or there is a new taxi request to drive family members starting with my wife down to grandschildren suddenly somewhere. Thats what wears me out and makes me feel old too. You waste so much time of which one does not know how much of it is left.
I have found one good excuse to be not disturbed by nothing and nobody including telephone consultancy for my last firm I was employed, which is when I am playing with epoxy. Naturally I have to announce this loudly and I think everyone around me is so scared about that poisonos stuff that I am left alone until I surface out of the boat shed without mask and rubber gloves.
It is really the nicest part of old age just to find out while the time flew in the boatshed you turned older again.
Most probably one gets busier in old age because the discipline one had in the days of a fixed employment is fading somehow.
Just an example :
Before retirement I got up at 5 am went with the dog for an hour, had a shower, breakfast and off to the job.
Now I dont get up at 5 cant make up my mind what do do first of the three morning chores and wait for breakfast being served and before you know it besides reading in my Junk Sail bible it is nearly lunch and my wife shouts that I havent walked the dog yet and havent been to the shower.

I hope Larry you will enjoy also this undisciplined future that you have ahead of you whilst always have the adventure boat in the back of your head. I cant think of a more fascinating ( saluting Mr.Spock ) thing as thinking about a small boat building task and how to tackle it.
I tell you feeling old is nice especially when you got no pain except when you scratch yourself on the starboards still rough fibreglass edge. ( Happened to me twice recently and I definely get the sander out before I go near that boat again if my mind does not diverted to some other boat activity. )
I also like Peters idea for extra money of emptying the booze cabinet which is overflowing because I am too busy.

I wish you lots of good fishing times and lots of new builds in between.

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Re: I feel old!

Post by frazoo » Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:38 pm

Congratulations on reaching that milestone (or is is millstone?). Nah, it's milestone, you had your nose to the grindstone all your life, so kick back and enjoy! I wish you peace, prosperity and a long, long boatbuilding life yet to come.
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Re: I feel old!

Post by robbiro » Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:42 pm

My only comments are these: Build a few more boats, catch many more sea creatures and Love on your family all you can.

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Re: I feel old!

Post by Fuzz » Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:11 am

At last my tax dollars being put to good use :lol: It is great that you have reached that point in life and still have the get-up-and go to still build boats. I am not all that far in back of you and can only hope I can do like wise when the time comes. I am like everyone else in wondering what your next project will be. :doh: Well that is when you get totaly done with the GF-18.
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Re: I feel old!

Post by Cracker Larry » Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:42 am

Thank all for the well wishes. Getting time for another chapter in life. Not sure what it may bring, but that's the fun part.

Yeah Peter, that should cover the rum bill anyway :D
Love on your family all you can.
Amen Robbie. With age you learn what's important, and it's not things.

Nice post Karl, I'd like to meet you and raise a cup sometime.
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